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Prices Between £140.00 to £240.00 Blacksmith Experience Day Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the Museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of...

Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the Museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of the blacksmith and make your own simple hand forged object to take home. You will be shown how the forge works and will use an anvil, in what will be an extremely enjoyable yet physical experience. No previous experience is necessary.

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Tickets only £130.00 Jewellery Making Workshop for Adults Make you own silver bangle in this new silver jewellery making workshop for adults (18 year +). The workshop will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm (inclusive of a lunch break). This...

Make you own silver bangle in this new silver jewellery making workshop for adults (18 year +). The workshop will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm (inclusive of a lunch break). This workshop is led by Roz of Rosalyn’s Emporium. During the class you will design your item and practice on samples under the guidance of the course tutor. You will then make your final item. At the end of the course you can take home any sample pieces and your finished final item wrapped in tissue paper.

Skills taught:

Piercing (sawing silver), filing, hammering, buffing, polishing, shaping. All soldering will be carried out by the class tutor.

What is included:

  • Entrance into the Museum
  • Tuition from an experienced tutor
  • Tools to use on the day
  • Safety equipment
  • Tea and coffee

Course times: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Please bring your own pack lunch or purchase a light lunch in the Furniture Factory Tea Room (Please note our tea room will be closed November-March).

The course needs a minimum of 5 participants to run. If there are not enough participants then the course will be cancelled and a full refund will be given.

Experience Day Prices

£130 per person

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Tickets only £35.00 Working With Straw: Beginners' Straw Plaiting During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft from its role in pagan times, to the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how...

During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft from its role in pagan times, to the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how to prepare the old variety of wheat straw that will be used during the day, and a selection of different plaits and techniques, using them to create different designs and decorate them. No previous experience necessary.

There will be a short lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All equipment and materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

Length of workshop: 10.30 am-3.30 pm

Minimum age: 16
Number of participants: 6

 

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Tickets only £40.00 Working With Straw: Christmas Straw Plaiting If you have some experience of working with straw you might like to come and make a variety of Christmas items such as angels, tree decorations and stars. This workshop is...

If you have some experience of working with straw you might like to come and make a variety of Christmas items such as angels, tree decorations and stars.

This workshop is suitable for participants who have already attended our beginners workshop or have prior experience of working with straw.

There will be a short lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All equipment and materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

Prices

£40 per person and £35 per additional person, when booked together.

Length of workshop: 10.30 am-3.30 pm

Minimum age: 16
Number of participants: 8

Please bring with you some pins and some sort of board (A4 or larger) to pin items as they dry

Course date: Saturday 20th October 2018

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Tickets only £65.00 Willow Weaving and Sculpting In this experience day you will learn the ancient craft of willow weaving and sculpting and will craft your own dragonfly. The session is led by experienced tutor and willow weaver...

In this experience day you will learn the ancient craft of willow weaving and sculpting and will craft your own dragonfly. The session is led by experienced tutor and willow weaver Gina Martin. The course is very hands-on and is a great opportunity to learn a new skill.

Using dried willow, Gina will demonstrate the basic techniques you will need to create your own sculpture. This is a ‘hands on’ course and you will go home with your own willow dragonfly and a small obelisk. For those more adventurous souls and if time permits the obelisk can grow into your own design, be it an animal, fruit or abstract piece.

You will be supplied with information about the different types of willow, where to obtain your materials and how to store it should you wish to develop your weaving skills further at home.

Gina Martin studied at the Royal College of Art gaining an MA in sculpture and she has been leading workshops for all ages and abilities for over 25 years.

Included in the experience day

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

There will be an hour break for lunch, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Please bring a pair of secateurs with you.

Length of workshop: 10.30am – 4pm
Minimum age: 18
Number of participants: 15

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Tickets only £40.00 The Magic of Watercolour Beginners Watercolour Workshop Learn to paint in this one day introduction into the magic of watercolour. During this workshop you will take part in brush and colour exercises...

Beginners Watercolour Workshop

Learn to paint in this one day introduction into the magic of watercolour. During this workshop you will take part in brush and colour exercises and learn basic drawing techniques. You will then use these techniques to draw and paint a still life.

What is included:

  • Entrance into the Museum
  • Tuition from an experienced tutor
  • Tools to use on the day
  • Paints and materials
  • Tea and coffee

Please bring your own packed lunch or purchase a light lunch in the Furniture Factory Tea Room.

Location: Thame Vicarage
Length of workshop: 10.30am-3.30pm (with a break for lunch)
Minimum age: 16 years
Number of participants: 10

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Tickets only £25.00 Family Bushcraft Experience Day We’re pleased to offer this Family Bushcraft Experience Day, a great opportunity to learn and take part in educational and fun activities. The workshop can take a maximum of...

We’re pleased to offer this Family Bushcraft Experience Day, a great opportunity to learn and take part in educational and fun activities. The workshop can take a maximum of 8 participants  and all participants must be over the age of 5 years.

Days run from 10.30am until 3pm and are led by our Outdoor Learning Expert. Activities may include: creating shelters, fire lighting techniques, cooking over an open fire, natural navigation, water collection and purification and simple foraging.

Participants will need to bring their own packed lunch or can purchase lunch in our tea room.

Included in your experience

  • Exclusive sessions led by our Outdoor Learning Expert
  • Additional time to explore the Museum (once the experience days finish) before the site closes at 5pm

Price: £25 per person
Timings of workshop: 10.30am-3pm
Minimum age: 5 years
Number of participants: 8 (Child places must be booked with a supervising adult, maximum of 2 children per adult)

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